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BCCDC Nutrition for Older Adults Survey

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Population and Public Health Program at Provincial Health Services Authority, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health, is conducting a survey to understand the food and nutrition information needs of adults over 50 and people who care for older adults.

Access to Practical Nursing Education Incentive Bursary

On August 23, 2022, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced the Access to Practical Nursing Education Incentive Bursary. This bursary is for students and recent graduates enrolled in a recognized Access to Practical Nursing (APN) program at a BC-based public institution.

Health Care Assistant Day 2022

October 18, 2022 marks Health Care Assistant Day in BC.

Register Now for Hearts & Hands

The following announcement is being posted at the request of SafeCareBC:Hearts and Hands is the premier conference for healthcare assistants in British Columbia, with the goals of celebrating, educating, and inspiring.

COVID-19 Announcements

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry (The Registry) will continue to send emails directly to those impacted by updates and to those applicants with questions.  All updates and announcements will be consolidated on this webpage; please check back on a regular basis for updated information.  

Health Care Assistants – Participants Needed for National Study

The following announcement is being posted at the request of the Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research (CHASR): Health Care Assistants  Participants needed

Health Care Assistant Opportunities for Internationally Educated Nurses

Health Match BC is hosting an interactive webinar for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) interested in the Health Care Assistant (HCA) profession in BC.  The webinar event will be held on February 10, 2022. For more information and to register, go to: IEN Webinar - - BC Health Care Assistants  

Health Care Assistant Day 2021

October 18, 2021 marks Health Care Assistant Day in BC. Join us in celebrating and recognizing all Health Care Assistants in your community this year, to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our health care system.

Register Now for Hearts & Hands

Register now for the sixth annual Hearts and Hands conference for healthcare assistants, which runs from October 18-22. It's FREE to participate, but you do need to register. And you can win prizes. We have more prizes than ever, including a scholarship valued at $3,500.

Free Webinars for Health Care Assistants

Beginning May 4th, 2021, Life and Death Matters (LDM), Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) will offer a series of FREE WEBINARS that are ideal for PSWs/HCAs/CCAs.

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